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Curriculum Overview - Key Stage 3

In PSHE at St Bernadette's, pupils will build the skills, attitudes, values, knowledge and understanding needed for modern day society. PSHE education acknowledges and addresses the changes that learners are experiencing, beginning with transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life.

Curriculum Overview - Key Stage 4

PSHE education at St Bernadette addresses key societal issues such as teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, unhealthy eating, lack of physical activity, emotional health and other key issues. The teaching of PSHE at St Bernadette aims to tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils.

Content in Years 10 and 11 is covered during Curriculum Enrichment Days, assemblies, through tutor time work and across the wider curriculum. This allows us to ensure we deliver a comprehensive, and age appropriate programme that will set our students up for the future. 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is as central to effective teaching and learning in PSHE education as it is in any other subject.

It would be inappropriate for assessment in PSHE education to be about grades, or about passing or failing. The model of assessment that is most meaningful in PSHE education is ipsative assessment. Ipsative assessment compares where a student is at the end of a lesson or series of lessons against where they were before the lesson(s).

This can demonstrate clear progress while also identifying what the students still need to know. 

Important Overview Documents

Curriculum Rationale - Key Stage 3 
Curriculum Rationale - Key Stage 4

Modules - Key Stage 3

Year 7 - Introduction to St Bernadette's

Year 7 - Confllict and Equality

Year 7 - Personal Awareness

Year 8 - Impressions

Year 8 - Issues

Year 8 - Work and Consumer Choices

Year 9 - Body Image

Year 9 - Safety

Year 9 - Employability and Money

Useful Links

PSHE Policy

Click here for more information on Relationships and Sex Education